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Apple pulls Civil War games from App Store in ongoing controversy over Confederate flags

06/25/2015, 11:06 am

Apple appears to have removed most or all content from the App Store that features a Confederate flag, even games which only feature the flag in a historical war context, it was discovered on Thursday.

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Privacy group asks FTC to limit location, contact sharing in Uber's mobile apps

06/22/2015, 03:06 pm

A non-profit public interest group on Monday filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, asking it to investigate Uber over policies that could soon add extra contact and location tracking permissions to its ridesharing apps.

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New Bethesda mobile game 'Fallout Shelter' debuts exclusively on Apple's iOS

06/15/2015, 09:06 am

Fans of the Fallout franchise have a new mobile game to occupy their attention in the run-up to Fallout 4's hotly-anticipated release, though Android users are out of luck as the game -- called Fallout Shelter -- is available only on iOS for now.

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Twitter launches 'Experiments' program for iOS, Google brings AirPlay to Slides

06/11/2015, 06:06 pm

Twitter is launching an "Experiments" beta-testing program for iOS, a report said on Thursday. Google meanwhile updated its three iOS Docs apps, most notably adding AirPlay and Chromecast support to Slides.

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PlayStation Vue adds to live TV subscriptions for iPad ahead of rumored Apple service

06/10/2015, 01:06 pm

Sony on Wednesday launched its PlayStation Vue TV service for the iPad, growing the number of TV subscrition services available for Apple products even as Apple's own rumored service remains in limbo.

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Apple hands out Apple Design Awards to Pacemaker, Crossy Road, more

06/08/2015, 09:06 pm

Following Apple's WWDC keynote at Moscone West on Monday, the company handed out its annual Design Awards to developers whose iOS and OS X apps "combined design and technology in powerful ways."

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Periscope adds map-based feed browsing, Sunrise Calendar hits Apple Watch

06/04/2015, 11:06 am

Twitter on Thursday added several features to Periscope, most significantly a map browser, while Microsoft added an Apple Watch app to Sunrise Calendar.

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Google announces Street View iOS app, plans to merge Views into Maps

06/03/2015, 03:06 pm

Google on Wednesday announced plans to launch a new app, Street View, which will let anyone submit a photo sphere to Maps, including ones captured via compatible 360-degree cameras.

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Skype fixes instant-crash messaging bug, Fantastical comes to Apple Watch

06/03/2015, 12:06 pm

Skype on Wednesday fixed a bug causing its apps to crash with a single message, while Flexibits released a new version of Fantastical 2 for the iPhone, adding an Apple Watch app.

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6Wunderkinder promises new features, multi-platform support after Microsoft takeover

06/02/2015, 03:06 pm

In the wake of its buyout by Microsoft, Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder on Tuesday promised to continue adding new features, maintain multi-platform support, and keep its workforce in Germany.

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Microsoft buys out Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder

06/01/2015, 05:06 pm

Microsoft has forged an agreement to buy 6Wunderkinder -- the German developer behind to-do list app Wunderlist -- in a deal worth between $100 million and $200 million, a report said on Monday.

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First look: Pixelmator for iPhone is a feature-packed mobile image editor

05/28/2015, 12:05 am

With its first iPhone app offering, Pixelmator stuffs in a dizzying array of photo editing tools normally restricted to more powerful devices like Mac and iPad, including full-featured image adjustment options, a wealth of paint brushes, layer support, effects, a polished design and much more.

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Apple Store app partners with Postmates for same-day deliveries

05/27/2015, 05:05 pm

In an update to the Apple Store iOS app on Wednesday, Apple added integration with on-demand logistics service Postmates to offer customers same-day deliveries as an alternative to in-store pickups.

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Native apps for Apple Watch will arrive this fall, Apple still won't reveal sales

05/27/2015, 02:05 pm

At next month's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple will release a new software development kit that will allow applications to run natively on the Apple Watch, and those apps will become available to consumers this fall, the company confirmed on Wednesday.

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Apple updates WWDC app for 2015 event, confirms June 8 keynote at 10 a.m. Pacific

05/27/2015, 01:05 pm

Apple on Wednesday confirmed the full schedule for the 2015 Worldwide Develoeprs Conference -- including the keynote presentation on June 8 -- and released version 3.0 of the WWDC iOS app, introducing a new Apple Watch companion.

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Kindle for iOS adds 'Bookerly' font, Fox Movie of the Day app promotes iTunes flash sales

05/27/2015, 12:05 pm

Amazon on Wednesday improved the look of fonts in Kindle for iOS, while Fox launched a Movie of the Day app for the iPhone, highlighting daily flash sales of Fox movies hosted on iTunes.

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Apple Store app updated with two-step authentication, deeper Touch ID integration

05/21/2015, 09:05 pm

Apple on Thursday updated its Apple Store app for iOS with more comprehensive Touch ID support and a new two-factor authentication feature for securing users' Apple ID accounts.

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Spotify gains video, moods, and podcasts, Facebook Messenger rolls out video calls globally

05/20/2015, 04:05 pm

Music service Spotify on Wednesday announced a slate of major changes -- including the addition of videos, podcasts, and mood-based playlists -- while Facebook officially expanded Messenger video calls worldwide.

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Roundup: The best third-party Apple Watch running apps

05/17/2015, 01:05 am

Fitness tracking is a core Apple Watch feature, and Apple builds in comprehensive app support with its Workout app, but owners may want to check out third-party running-centric options with extras like route creation, coaching and social network integration.

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Final Cut Pro 10.2.1 solves bugs causing crashes, Timeline problems

05/14/2015, 06:05 pm

Apple on Thursday issued a minor update to Final Cut Pro X, its professional video editing suite, fixing a trio of bugs including a critical crash-on-start issue seen by some users.

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